Advanced Lighting Control Systems

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


Lighting controls are a key component of an integrated building design. From meeting the latest code requirements, to achieving the demands of ever-smarter owners and occupants, the design and integration of controls for your lighting application require greater focus and knowledge. This course takes an in-depth look at key elements of lighting controls, including the use of wired and wireless techniques and protocols in new and retrofit construction, control components integral to luminaries, initial and on-going commissioning, and the secure sharing of control information with other systems on the project. An in-class hands-on exercise with lighting control narratives is featured.


  • Gain knowledge of lighting control techniques for wired and wireless applications in new and retrofit construction
  • Understand the data from lighting control systems that may be integrated with other building systems
  • Learn the commissioning requirements for initial acceptance and on-going performance evaluation of a lighting control system


Rick Miller has 30 years of experience designing electrical and lighting systems for commercial projects including hotels, hospitals, prisons, airports, offices, labs and industrial facilities for design firms in Chicago and San Francisco. He started his own engineering firm RNM Engineering, Inc. in 2002 and is currently providing commissioning services of electrical power systems and lighting control systems. Mr. Miller was the principal coauthor of the California Advanced Lighting Control Training Program (CALCTP). He has been lecturing on lighting controls for over 15 years, and has given numerous seminars on the 2013 Title 24 energy code as it relates to lighting controls and its paperwork process. Rick earned a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering physics from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado. He is a licensed engineer in California and several other states. He is a recipient of the LEED AP credential from the US Green Building Council, and he received an LC credential from the NCQLP. Rick passed the examination for Title 24 Certified Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Technician.

Additional Details

Cost:  No-Cost

Check-In:  8:30 am with breakfast and lunch provided

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.